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  09 September 2003
Another Conceptual Oil Painting..some Photoshop too



Stop watching that TV! Put down that playstation and go outside!
A little illustration about our addiction to electricity..more...more!!

I admit...it is a bit cheesy...but painting blood is fun and I had a whole lot of that painting this.

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  09 September 2003
another Brilliant concept!
Worthy of getting "Plugged"....Literally!
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  09 September 2003
Devarshy:...you're all over the place.

Thanks for the comments! Plug away
 
  09 September 2003
nice...

and the computer too
 
  09 September 2003
exactly...I'm nothing without mine
 
  09 September 2003
Reminds me of a Ray Bradbury story. I like the painting alot, hmmm, a grounded outlet with a two prong plug... hmmm.....
 
  09 September 2003
thanks keight
 
  09 September 2003
Re: Another Conceptual Oil Painting..some Photoshop too

>>I admit...it is a bit cheesy...but painting blood is fun and I had a whole lot of that painting this.

Weird I swear I just saw the same concept somewhere else although I think it was graphical ..weird..zeitgeist
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  09 September 2003
Gmask: not sure what to make of your comment.
 
  09 September 2003
Quote: Originally posted by Philipstraub
Gmask: not sure what to make of your comment.


I'm saying that I literally say this exact concept of a wall socket in a guys arm..like shooting up with electricity in the last day or so. I'm trying to remember where I saw it..

A Zeigeist is like something is in vogue.. a common concept that many people explore at the same time
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  09 September 2003
gmask

I think I know the one you're talking about... but I thought I saw it on Phil's site.

I was right, it is in his "Illustrations" section. I saw it weeks ago. The thumbnail is right next to that marvelous head.

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  09 September 2003
Quote: Originally posted by keight
gmask

I think I know the one you're talking about... but I thought I saw it on Phil's site.


Yeah maybe.. since the icon there doesn't have the blood
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  09 September 2003
yeh...you guys are right...the old version of the image was the oil painting..but I had some fun with it today adding the blood and other stuff. I haven't updated the icon yet. You guys are on top of my sh-t.
 
  09 September 2003
Quote: Originally posted by Philipstraub
yeh...you guys are right...the old version of the image was the oil painting..but I had some fun with it today adding the blood and other stuff. I haven't updated the icon yet. You guys are on top of my sh-t.


it's cause I looking at another image you posted recently and i was browsing your website.. I till tink I have seen this concept before but it must have been awhile ago.. cool anyway
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  09 September 2003
gotchya GMask, thanks

I do want to comment on this though...not at you GMask...just more a general statement. Please take no offense.

Also...truth is this painting was done nearly 9 years ago. I did it my senior year in college. So, it is a very old piece. I always wanted to spruce it up, adding a more open wound look to it. I finally had some time to do it...so struggling with another painting I'm working on I decided to have some fun.

As far as the original concept issue: I'll share with you a statement a great instructor of mine told me once. "It would be ridiculous to think that you can create a completely original concept every time you make a painting, if ever. There are so many images created ever day over the course of the history of modern man that it is enivetible that someone will have the same idea as you. "The true originality comes in the execution, putting what makes you up as a person into the painting. How many paintings of a woman standing on a cliff with her hair blowing in the wind have been done....hundreds, maybe thousands. But, I still want to do one...why?...because I want to do my version...my girl, my atmosphere, my hair. I know that this image, being very conceptual, sets it more apart more than my comparison, however, the main principle applies though.

...and yes I have seen images like this since I painted it...I probably saw something that influenced me to do it before I started it too. I can't remember, the original was made nine years ago.
I tell my students this: "Try and bring something of yourself to every piece you do. You don't have to reinvent the world to make great art, or even original art. It IS original because YOU created it."
That's not to say I'm advocating blatant plagarism. I've seen questionable things posted on many of the forums I post on. I'm not sure about my stance is on painting over photographs that weren't created by the artist. Ultimately it's the artist's choice to do so and the forums choice to decide if it is valid. I personally like creating everything from scratch, photo reference, life studies, color sketches because I enjoy seeing the image through from start to finish. It is painful sometimes but, I think worth it. The Pain and struggle of the pursuit of the perfect piece is worth it and it's those hard ones that make you great. It is up to the artist to decide how he/she wants to come to the final image though. I respect and cheers them in thier pursuit.

It's early over here is CT so I think I better make some coffee. This debate about the originality of this piece and others on this forum spurred me to write this. Just my humble opinions and experiences...please no-one take offense

CHEERS

Phil

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